Dear friends, we are turning 20 next year! Two years ago, 0.01% of all visitors made a donation. Last year, it was 0.02%. To all who have donated - a very warm thank you! Your generosity inspires me every day to keep going. Unfortunately, the current situation is not sustainable. Even if only 0.5% of visitors could make a donation, we could continue indefinitely - so please donate today and help keep this resource freely-available to all.    ---Emily Ezust, Founder

The LiederNet Archive
This website stores both public-domain AND copyright-protected material.
It is illegal to copy and distribute material marked copyright without permission.
**** YES, THAT INCLUDES CONCERT PROGRAMS. ****


The
LiederNet Archive
is the world's largest reference archive
of texts and translations of art songs and choral works.
133,449 vocal pieces have been catalogued.
24,311 translations are available.

The collection has almost daily updates (this month: 175 song texts, 765 settings, and 139 translations).

Note
Dear visitors,
This is a personal project that I began in 1995. I receive no salary for my full-time work on it, and aside from ad revenue and copyright fees, the Archive was supported financially last year by fewer than 0.02% of our visitors. The REC Music Foundation has generously provided server-space since 1996, but I have many costs in maintaining and expanding the Archive (and paying my bills). So if you find the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust, Founder
I also have a wishlist at Amazon.ca.

Where to start?

The Introduction is a good place, or the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). You can also visit us on facebook.

You can browse the collection by using the indexes by composer, text poet or author, first line, title, or language; or you can search for words or phrases. If you can't find what you're looking for, please feel free to make a request for the wishlist.

The following links will give you an idea of the type of information this website has to offer.

Be sure to read this note about how to tell when a text shown is the sung text or the published stand-alone text or both.

Be careful about copyrights. This archive contains both public-domain and copyright material, some of which may not be reproduced unless permission is obtained first.

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